• Sunday, Nov 29, 2020
  • Last Update : 05:18 am

Brac observes International Day for Eradication of Poverty

  • Published at 09:35 pm October 19th, 2020
Coronavirus relief bangladesh

Brac has helped 2 million households in Bangladesh graduate from ultra-poverty since 2002

To commemorate the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Brac has organized a webinar titled “Breaking the barriers of poverty: New priorities in poverty reduction in the backdrop of Covid-19.”

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is held annually on October 17, worldwide. 

This year, non-government development organization Brac organized the webinar with the main objective of calling attention to the initiatives that the government and development partners are taking to attain SDG-1 (No poverty), especially now as efforts for economic recovery after Covid-19 are underway. 

Brac’s fight against poverty and Covid-19 response in the field level was also discussed in this webinar. 

The webinar was attended by Judith Herbertson, development director of Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office, Bangladesh; Mercy Miyang Tembon, country director of World Bank, Bangladesh and Bhutan; Syed M Hashemi, former senior advisor of The World Bank; and Shameran Abed, senior director of Microfinance and Ultra-Poor Graduation, Brac and Brac International. 

Webinar arranged by Brac to observe the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 17, 2020 Courtesy

Dr Hossain Zillur Rahman, former adviser to the caretaker Government of Bangladesh and chairperson of Brac, served as chair of the webinar. 

At the discussions, Tembon said: “Bangladesh has very good policy, what is required is effective implementation on the ground and utilization of resources. More opportunity has to be created in the economy, and vulnerable people can use social safety nets to build their resilience against disasters.”

Judith Herbertson, while complementing Bangladeshi peoples’ resilience, mentioned that more focus needs to be put on the right targeting for social safety net programs. She emphasized innovation and the government’s various development plans during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dr Hossain Zillur Rahman mentioned that we need to consider social justice and tolerance in poverty reduction.

Since 1972, Brac has been at the forefront of poverty reduction activities in Bangladesh. Brac has supported more than 2 million households and helped them graduate from ultra-poverty in Bangladesh since 2002 through its flagship Ultra Poor Graduation Program. The program is the pioneer of the “Graduation approach,” a globally recognized model for tackling ultra-poverty.

blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail